Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The primary mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) is advancing inclusive excellence at Allegheny College by shaping, implementing, and supporting policies, strategies, and initiatives in support of the College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The ODEI includes the IDEAS Center (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Social Justice) and the Assistant Dean for Institutional Diversity, and is led by the Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The ODEI also works closely with the Director of Faculty Diversity and Inclusion. ODEI oversees and manages the Bias Education and Response Team, employee affinity groups, and the Allegheny Listens Common Reading Experience.

Statement of Community

Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.